You probably don’t feel your s.xiest when you’re sick, but there are plenty of ways to keep the romance alive even when the flu’s got you down.
Here are five stay-at-home date ideas for when you’ve both got the flu.
1. Movie night
Nothing is better than curling up with a good movie, lots of blankets and a hot cup of tea when you’re not feeling well. Why not include your man on the action? Run out to rent a movie or check out what your cable provider has to offer, slip into your favorite cozy pajamas, get the kettle going and cuddle up in bed or on the couch. We guarantee you’ll be feeling better in no time. Plus, he’s more likely to agree to that chick flick you’ve been dying to see when he’s sick and in no mood to argue.
2. Sick day TV marathon
News channels and doctors have been warning everyone: if you don’t feel well, please stay home! Take advantage of a day at home with your guy. Spend the day catching up on a series online or on your DVR you both enjoy. After all, they say laughter is the best medicine.
3. Cozy up in the kitchen
Everyone knows delicious, hot soup is a great cure for whatever ails you. Kick the canned stuff to the curb for the night and try your hand at making some from scratch. Get out the crock pot, roll up your sleeves and get to work together. You’ll have plenty of time to catch up and talk about whatever’s on your mind while you chop up ingredients together.
4. Fireside date night
Just because you’re sick and don’t want to go out, doesn’t mean you can’t set up a little date at home. All you need is a fire place, pillows and blankets, your favorite feel-good foods and each other’s company. Don’t have a fireplace? Light a bunch of candles; it may not give off the same heat, but it sets the mood just the same! The romance doesn’t have to end when dinner is done; take the time to speak intimately to each other.
5. Steam it out
Being sick doesn’t have to stop you from feeling s.xy. Treat your man to a steamy shower or romantic bubble bath. The steam from the hot water will get you both feeling better, at least while you’re in there — and how much closer could you really get?